Obituaries for January 25

George Darwin Curtis, 93, of Honomu died Jan. 16 at home. Known as “the godfather of tsunamis,” he was an affiliate professor of marine sciences at the University of Hawaii, science advisor to the Pacific Tsunami Museum and president of the Tsunami Society, Civil Air Patrol squadron commander, board member of the American Red Cross Hawaii, president of the UH Chapter Sigma XI and senior chairman at Hawaii Section Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 28) at Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St. in Hilo. Online condolences: Survived by wife, Sandra Curtis; sons, Ted (Nan) Curtis and Paul Curtis; daughters, Carol (Sid) Curtis Buckingham and Ann (Jim) Curtis Moore; brother, Lawrence Curtis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.